Two customarily reliable Republican sources -- one on each side of the relevant divide -- indicate that it appears likely someone will be nominated by Republicans to challenge Stephen A. Zappala Jr. in the previously uncontested general election for Allegheny County District Attorney, and that someone appears to be Chuck McCullough (right).
'You have to give them credit for the strategy and for the execution,' said the source who would have preferred that McCullough exit public life, 'because it looks like they pulled it off, and by the time they knew what was up neither Roddey nor Zappala could do anything about it.'
The sole point of information readily available now involves number of write-in votes (rather than the identify of the candidate whose name was written), but every indication points to McCullough.
McCullough also appears to have earned a belated Infindorsement.
UPDATE: Would a McCullough-Zappala campaign influence the propriety of a prosecution of McCullough by Zappala? Could a change-of-prosecutor issue (similar to a change-of-venue issue) be raised by McCullough's defense or by the court?
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